Blair Atholl Highlanders
At the highland games of Blair Atholl you may see something very special : an army equipped the traditional way... The Blair Atholl Highlanders - one of the very last remaining private armies - granted to the duke of Atholl by a british queen some hundred years ago
A visit behind the scenes
A behind the scenes tour of the collections unit gives you the chance to see some of the weird and wonderful items in Dundee museums collection. Find out how items are stored and prepared for exhibition. Discover the story behind the items in storage. Check out the dundee city council website for details of when these tours are running.
Aberlemno Standing Stones
I just love standing stones and the feeling of mystery they inspire. The standing stones of Aberlemno are wonderful. There are some in the church yard and some a little way along the road.
Aberlemno is a little village, which is famous for its large standing stones, which date from the 7th and 8th centuries. The stones are in the church yard and there are more along the B9134 road (the Brechin - Forfar road) During the spring –autumn the stones are open and can be seen but in the winter they are covered by wooden boxes to prevent frost damage.
The best known Pictish stone is the Serpent stone which shows a serpent symbol on the top. It is thought that this stone was re-used by the Picts and is actually a much earlier megalith.
Almost all have been because my son was playing ice hockey there, or I had to go on business.
His hockey trips have usually been unsuccessful, sometimes even not much fun.
Same could be said about my business there...
It used to be a bit run down, but its more up and coming now. It has plenty to keep a visitor busy for a couple of days.
It is a big student city, with 2 universities and a teaching hospital.
Its also just along the road from Carnoustie, venue for the 2007 Open Golf Championship. St Andrews is close by too.
Dundee & Surroundings
The small town of Dundee, on the Eastcoast of Scotland for some reason got it's own VT-page.
I will use this page for some pics of the SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES and castles like Dunottar and Edzell.